By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cancer Research UK is plotting a multi-pronged pilot project that it says will be a large step towards personalizing cancer care and making genetic testing "routine practice," the nonprofit group said yesterday in a blog posting by its Director of Stratified Medicine, James Peach.

The organization intends to build a partnership between the research community, the National Health Service, drug and diagnostics companies, and the government.

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